Gadamer's Path to Plato
A Response to Heidegger and a Rejoinder by Stanley Rosen
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"In Gadamer's Path to Plato Fuyarchuk argues for the integration of the epistemological and erotic. In this movement of Erotic-knowing the inquiry rises from apprehension to comprehension. Gadamer's one-sided approach stays within the orbit of apprehension, which deprives that form of inquiry from entering the real of poesy. By contrast, Rosen with his more full-bodied approach, does justice to the poetic impulse which sustains the project of knowing.
--David A. Ross
author of The Flesh of Being: On Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra
"Gadamer's Path to Plato argues that despite being more attentive to Plato's hermeneutical situation than Heidegger, Gadamer's Hegelian interpretation of what 'dialectic' means for Plato insufficiently attends to the 'phenomenological-existential' character of the dialogues. Consequently, as Fuyarchuk elucidates, Gadamer does not ultimately recognize, as does Rosen, the extent to which philosophy for Plato is an erotic desire to create through a beautiful medium."
--Philip A. Rose
author of Which One's Pink? The Concept Albums of Roger Waters and Pink Floyd